#MakeAmericaWell Encourages CEOs to Take Ownership for Employee Wellbeing

If you’ve ever used Classpass, taken a PureBarre class, or booked a haircut appointment, chances are that you’ve used the app from Mindbody Online, an innovative technology company that helps wellbeing companies to run and scale their businesses digitally.

Last week, co-founder & CEO Rick Stollmeyer took out full page ads in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, met with Jim Cramer and appeared at the NASDAQ to issue a call to action to the business leaders of America. America’s employees are not particularly healthy, it’s costing everyone a lot of money [$3.4T was spent on healthcare], and people need help and support to improve fitness, eat healthy and reduce stress which contributes to 75% of the expense. The #MakeAmericaWell challenge encourages business leaders to commit to investing more in employee wellness.

However, Mindbody doesn’t offer employee wellbeing solutions to corporations directly and Stollmeyer wanted to offer a solution for those leaders who took the challenge and needed one. We were so proud when MindBody decided to include a reference to WeSpire in the challenge – and highlight our increased investment in wellbeing programs and our revolutionary behavior change platform. This way, leaders who want to invest more in wellbeing but are struggling to implement a program have at least one option right in front of them.

“At MINDBODY, our purpose is to help people lead healthier, happier lives by connecting the world to wellness. WeSpire provides an employee wellness solution that allows corporations with a technology platform to design, run and measure the impact of their employee engagement initiatives.These programs encourage employees to take actions that are good for them, good for the company and good for the world we live in.” said Amanda Patterson, VP of Corporate & Brand Marketing of Mindbody.

So if you think your company’s leadership should increase their commitment to employee wellbeing, encourage them to take the #MakeAmericaWell challenge. And if you are at a company that’s struggling to design, run and measure the impact of employee wellbeing campaigns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re happy to help.


Oracle HCM World 2015: Driving Employee Engagement through Positive Work-Life Balance Programs

What keeps CEOs awake at night? People and’Sustainability. According to a new report from The Conference Board, Human Capital and Sustainability are both among the top five concerns for global CEOs in 2015. Leaders are constantly challenged to find great talent and keep it; and this year, for the first time, social and environmental sustainability is a high priority. Winners value their employees thoughtfully, much as they value customers. They’ll leverage the best emerging technology and trends for their work-life balance programs and a more engaged workforce.

These were some of the key themes discussed at Oracle’s HCM World 2015 Conference, where I participated recently.

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The Bi-annual Company On-site, Off-site: A Newbie’s perspective

On a hot and humid morning four weeks ago, the WeSpire team traversed Boston’s financial district and arrived at a sleek granite building. In a cushy corporate conference room, the whole team fit around a large table. Welcome to our bi-annual company on-site/off-site, a chance for us to review our performance so far in 2014, share rest-of-year plans’ and have a little bit of fun. For a new intern such as myself, I wasn’t sure what it would mean, but I was excited. Continue reading